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Professional Protectionists: The Gains From Free Trade in Highly Paid Professional Services

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Publication Date: September 2003

Publisher(s): Center for Economic and Policy Research

Author(s): Dean Baker

Topic: Trade (Customs administration and duties)

Keywords: Job mobility; Immigration; Skilled work

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


This paper documents some of the trade barriers that prevent foreign professionals from working in the U.S., and provides calculations of the potential gains to the economy if free trade was applied to highly paid professional services. Supplemental Material: Barriers to Foreign Professionals Working in the United States at: